© Chris Wainwright 2014
Art Action UK and White Conduit Projects present
Those Who Go East
10th - 15th March 2015
Those Who Go East commemorates the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown in East Japan.  In the four years following the disaster, many artists have ‘gone East’ into the irradiated zones to work with local communities and create artworks documenting the complex political environment in Tōhoku.  These artworks reflect and amplify the voices of those who question the status quo in both micro-political and global contexts. 

Featuring an exhibition and a series of discussion events and screenings, Those Who Go East aims to generate discourses that explore the social impact of our dependence on nuclear energy – not just in Japan, but worldwide.  It prompts us to consider the global significance of the Fukushima meltdown, and to discuss ways in which visual cultures can influence the way in which we collectively make social and political decisions.
 Artists and speakers include:

Haruka Komori and Natsumi Seo
Chris Wainwright
The Otolith Group
Kaori Homma
Kaya Hanasaki
Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri
Yoi Kawakubo
Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri

For more details on the events, artists and speakers, please visit the Art Action UK website : www.artactionuk.org

Art Action UK is an art collective featuring creative practices that generate solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and man-made disasters, particularly artists working in the Tōhoku area of Japan following the tsunami of 3/11.  

Follow us on Twitter:  @art_action_uk.

Those Who Go East
Exhibition timetable:

Tuesday 10th-  Press viewing 1pm-7pm

Wednesday 11th-  Gallery opening hours 12-6pm / Private view 6-9pm

Thursday 12th-  Gallery opening hours 12-7pm

Friday 13th-  Gallery opening hours 12-7pm
        Screening of 'The Radiant' 7-9pm 

Saturday 14th-  Gallery opening hours 12-7pm
         Skype Conference 3pm

Sunday 15th -  Gallery opening hours 12-5pm/ 'Art raffle' fundraiser

Screening of
The Radiant 

by The Otolith Group
with a panel discussion featuring
Chris Wainwright and Kaori Homma

Friday 13th March, 7pm-9pm
at White Conduit Projects 

White Conduit Street, Islington
London, N1 9EL

This is a ticketed event.  The screening starts at 7pm.  To avoid disappointment on the day,
Please go to below the link below and book your ticket.

Skype conference with Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri,

sociologist at Tokyo University of the Arts

Saturday 14th March, 3pm
at White Conduit Projects
White Conduit Street, Islington,
London, N1 9EL

Dr. Mouri, a sociologist and critic from Tokyo University of the Arts discusses the implications of the disaster.  What has been taking place during the last four years?  How does it impact the rest of the world?  What role do creative industries and artists play?
He will also be answering questions from the audience.

'Art Raffle' fundraiser

Sunday 15th March 12-5pm
at White Conduit Projects
White Conduit Street, Islington,
London, N1 9EL

An 'art raffle' featuring postcard-sized artworks from both CSM and CCW Students and established artists.
Raffle tickets are £5 and proceeds go towards the Art Action UK Residency Programme.

If you are interested in participating as an artist, you can still submit your work.  The deadline is 6th March.
The work needs to be postcard size and 2D.
Please contact us for details.